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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had any discussions with (a) UEFA and (b) the Football Association on the transfer of players from non-UK teams to UK teams after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government recognises the contribution that international talent makes to UK sport. We are in ongoing discussions with the Football Association (FA), Premier League and English Football League to better understand the potential impacts and opportunities that our exit from the EU may bring for football, including in relation to changes to freedom of movement after the end of the implementation period.

As the European Federation for Football, UEFA liaises directly with its members - including the FA - rather than with the UK Government on matters affecting European football.

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